Turkish top court convenes for headscarf case

Turkey's Constitutional Court convened Thursday to hear a lawsuit filed for the cancelation of the constitutional amendment giving women freedom to wear headscarf at universities.

Turkish top court convenes for headscarf case
Turkey's Constitutional Court convened Thursday to hear a lawsuit filed for the cancelation of the constitutional amendment lifting ban on wearing headscarf at universities.

Turkish lawmakers approved on February 9th constitutional amendments to lift a ban on headscarf in universities. President Abdullah Gul ratified the law on February 22nd. The law amends articles 10 (equality before law) and 42 (right and duty of training and education) of the Constitution.

On February 27th, the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and Democratic Left Party (DSP) filed a lawsuit at the Constitutional Court, asking the judges to either cancel the amendments or declare them null and void, and halt their execution until the case is concluded.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Haziran 2008, 12:47
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